UOGP017 Physiology

Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Summer 2021
Extent and Intensity
12/0/8. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. MUDr. Ján Jakuš, DrSc. (lecturer)
MUDr. Ivana Volfová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. MUDr. Ján Jakuš, DrSc.
Institute of Paramedical Health Studies - Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Contact Person: Mgr. Veronika Slováček Hagenová
Fri 9. 4. 11:25–16:20 C308, Fri 16. 4. 9:45–14:40 C308
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
UOGP017/A: Wed 10. 3. 8:05–11:20 C301, Wed 24. 3. 8:05–11:20 C301, I. Volfová
UOGP017/B: Wed 17. 3. 8:05–11:20 C301, Wed 31. 3. 8:05–11:20 C301, I. Volfová
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course constitutes part of the core subjects. It draws on knowledge in macroscopic and microscopic structure of the human body as presented in anatomy. The course explains the function of particular organs and organ systems. Knowledge of physiology is further supplemented by pathology and pathologic physiology courses.
  • 1. Human ontogenesis and its stages Functions of the cell. Humours - body fluids. Homeostasis.
    2. Integrative function of the CNS, senses.
    3. Movement and movement control.
    4. Function of endocrine glands, basic effects of hormones.
    5. Blood, lymph. Cardiovascular functions, blood capillaries, functions and control.
    6. Ventilation and respiratory functions.
    7. Function of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT).
    8. Substance metabolism and energy metabolism. Balanced diet.
    9. Excretory functions of the human body. Acid-base balance. Mechanisms of thermoregulation.
    10. Reproductive function in humans.
    11. The role of ventilation in acid-base balance, evaluation of respiratory functions (spirometry, FEV).
    12. Biologically significant reflexes in the GIT (swallowing, defecation), gastric barrier.
    13. Characteristics of physiological functions in children. Changes of physiological functions in adolescence.
    14. Stressors, stages of stress, eustress, risks of stress. Subjective factors of discomfort (acute and chronic pain, itching, nausea etc.)
    15. Specifics of physiological functions in adult males and females. Energetic balance in the organism - assessing food intake control. The role of the liver in metabolism.
    16. Specific changes of physiological functions in ageing and old age.
    17. External signs of cardiac activity, changes in blood pressure under physiologic conditions.
    required literature
  • MICHALSKÝ, R. Fyziologie. Distanční studijní opora. 1. vyd. [online]. Opava: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 2012. URL info
  • MOUREK, J. Fyziologie. Učebnice pro studenty zdravotnických oborů. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2012. ISBN 978-80-247-3918-2. info
  • TROJAN, S. a kol. Lékařská fyziologie. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2004. ISBN 80-247-0512-5. info
  • ROKYTA, R. a kol. Fyziologie pro bakalářská studia v medicíně, přírodovědných a tělovýchovných oborech. Praha: ISV, 2000. ISBN 80-8586-645-5. info
    recommended literature
  • ČÍŽKOVÁ, Š. Somatologie - Distanční studijní opora a e-learningový kurz. Opava: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 2012. URL info
  • TROJAN, S. a kol. Kontrolní otázky z fyziologie. Praha: Triton, 2005. ISBN 80-7254-555-8. info
  • SILBERNAGL, S., DESPOPOULOS, A. Atlas fyziologie člověka. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2004. ISBN 80-247-0630-X. info
  • JAKUŠ, J. Neurónové mechanizmy dýchania a respiračných reflexov. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského, 1996. info
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Přednáška 12 HOD/SEM, Seminář 8 HOD/SEM.
Teacher's information
Requirements for credit: 80 % active participation in practicals (students who could not meet attendance criteria due to serious obstacles will be given extra assignments by the tutor).
Requirements for examination: written test with a minimum of 80 % correct answers.
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2017, Summer 2018, Summer 2019, Summer 2020, Summer 2022, Summer 2023, Summer 2024.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Summer 2021, recent)
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